One hour from the Phoenix metropolitan area, an hour from Flagstaff, Prescott and Payson, and located on Interstate 17, Camp Verde is a convenient place to visit. But it is not just convenience that makes it an attractive place. It also plays host to a variety of attractions that are sure to satisfy all taste and all ages.

Camp Verde is the gateway to the Verde Valley wine country, with wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms spread throughout the area. The 104-acre Out of Africa is one of the most unique wildlife parks (don’t call it a zoo!) in the world and the perfect place to bring the family. Cliff Castle Casino has been rated as the state’s best casino for over a decade, not just for its gaming and entertainment, but because it also offers venues for the entire family.

Out of Africa

Out of Africa Wildlife Park is one of Arizona’s best wildlife theme parks, but don’t call them a Zoo! It is a place where family and friends gather to experience oneness with animals and each other during safaris, tours, walks, observations, and shows of wild-by-nature animals in their own, natural splendor. An unforgettable wildlife experience for the whole family.

Predator Zipline

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature’s wildest predators. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on a world-class zip line over Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde Arizona!

Wine Tasting in Camp Verde

With the combination of the perfect soil and the ability to irrigate, the Verde Valley has become a popular wine region in Arizona. In Camp Verde, we are proud to have three family owned and operated vineyards only a short distance from downtown, Alcantara Vineyards and Winery, Clear Creek Vineyard and Salt Mine Wine.

Cliff Castle Casino

Cliff Castle Casino is the perfect place to play, eat and stay, for all ages.  Enjoy multiple dining options from Johnny Rockets, to Mountain Springs buffet, or spend the night in the new 122 room Cliff Castle Casino Hotel.  This six story hotel tower offers luxurious rooms, workout room, indoor pool and a café featuring Lavazza coffee. Cliff Castle Casino is more than just the best Casino in town. Though, it’s that too – recognized as the best casino in Arizona for 19 years in a row!

Montezuma Castle and Montezuma's Well

Right in Camp Verde off I-17, is Montezuma Castle, multiple well-preserved cliff-dwellings.

Montezuma Well, a detached unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument, is a natural limestone sinkhole located 11 miles (18 km) northeast of Montezuma Castle, in Rimrock. These two National Monuments give us a glimpse in to the history and life of the Verde Valley.

Things to Do with the Whole Family

Downtown Highlights

Best Italian in Northern Arizona

Main street and downtown Camp Verde are filled with local owned and operated restaurants that offer something for every taste bud.  From tasty BBQ at Babe’s Round Up, to homestyle cookin’ at Verde Cafe, to a new favorite, the best Italian in Northern Arizona, Moscato. Read the reviews and plan to enjoy some of the best food in Arizona, right in the center of it all.

Junkin' in Camp Verde

Antiquing in Camp Verde is like a real-life Pinterest, overflowing with repurposed and refinished pieces, handmade creations, rusty gold, and everything vintage. With almost a dozen antique, resale, thrift, and gift shops, Camp Verde is the perfect place to hunt for your very own idea of treasure. And did we mention these stores are locally owned? Go get your #shoplocal on.

Farm to Table

Camp Verde has a deep history in Agriculture.  Today, our local farms not only offer the best sweet corn, pecans, and more by stand, but you can find many of their delicious produce in the next entree you order at many of our local restaurants including Moscato.

More things to do in Camp Verde

Alcantara Vineyards and Winery

Annexed into the Town of Camp Verde in September of 2020, Alcantera Vineyards is the newest addition to the Camp Verde winery family. Alcantera Vineyard began in 2004, when founders...

Nashwa Farms

Nashwa Farms is an Historical Farm established in 1876, located in Camp Verde is an Working Farm - Family Owned and Operated – 4th Generation Family & Ranch...

Salt Mine Wine

Salt Mine Wine is a small family-owned vineyard and winery in Camp Verde, Arizona. Nestled in among pecan groves, pastures, small farms and roadside produce stands Salt Mine Wine specialize...

A Day in the West

A Day in the  West offers extreme 4x4 fun with Combo Jeep Tours including Wine Tasting, Horseback Riding and Helicopter Tours! 


Copper Star Indoor Shooting Range

Copper Star is Arizona’s largest indoor shooting range. We offer group or individual training classes and can work with any level of familiarity with firearms or archery.


Verde Valley Archaeology Center

Verde Valley Archaeology Center protects what was left of the valley's ancient people. The museum displays and interprets artifacts from both public and private collections, and in doing so...

Summer Place Pecan Farms

Taste test our Pecans against any other and you will see why people from one end of our great country to the other have chosen Summer Place Pecan Farm as...

Predator Zipline

Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature's wildest predators. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on a world-class zip line over Out of Africa...

M Diamond Ranch

For a genuine western experience take time for a horseback ride and a cowboy cookout at the M Diamond Ranch, the only cattle ranch in the area open to guests.


Jackpot Ranch

Jackpot Ranch is a private 72-acre ranch nestled in tranquil beauty amidst Verde Valley's majestic views, creating the ideal destination for family, friends and your weddings or business function.


Fort Verde State Historic Park

Fort Verde State Historic Park is the best-preserved example of an American Indian Wars period fort in Arizona. The park periodically schedules living history programs that offer visitors a glimpse...

Out of Africa

Located in Camp Verde, Arizona, Out of Africa Wildlife Park is one of Arizona's best wildlife theme parks, but don't call us an Arizona Zoo! Out of Africa Wildlife Park...